Quality Friendly Floatel
THE ONLY FLOATING HOTEL IN THE UK
The Floatel Northwich is the UK's only floating hotel. Sounds fantastic. Do not get too excited. Even in their own brochures they say it is for the business traveller. Do not think Cruise Ship. Think floating modular mobile home. It is situated on a calm and wide section of the River Weaver, between 2 swinging iron bridges. Canal boats going inland and boats going towards the sea moor side by side just outside your window. It is a quiet and relaxing budget hotel. They have all the amenities for a business traveller including a desk, a restaurant with a view and an upstairs bar. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is also located just a short walk from a town centre full of shops, takeaways and pubs.
So here is the overview:
* Genre: basic, clean, a little worn looking
* 60 fully equipped en-suite bedrooms
* Interactive TV (Internet access, PlayStation, Exclusive Movies)
* Tea/coffee facilities in room
* FREE car parking,
* Disabled and Ladies only spaces near to reception
* AM/FM Radio
* Direct Dial Phone
All rooms also have the following, as they describe. I DID NOT make these up!
* Room View
* Windows that open
* Fire Escape
* Central heating
* Smoke Detectors
* Wake Up Calls
* Non-smoking rooms on request
* Hospitality tray (you get milk, sugar and 2 biscuits with your coffee/tea)
(You get the idea they are trying really hard to make this place sound better)
* Four Poster
Restaurants and Bar
Placed together upstairs with a view of the river. The Waterside Restaurant offers a choice of fixed price 3 course carvery dinner, or a la carte dishes. The Swingbridge Bar also offers a wide selection of baguettes/sandwiches and hot dishes. They do grills and they did smell quite tasty.
Breakfast - served from 7:00 to 10:00 am
Full English £ 11.95
Lunch 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 to 9:45 pm
Minimum table d'hóte £ 17.95
Average a la carte £ 21.00
A small selection of restaurants (about 2) are a short walk away.
Unique Quality: It is situated 5 miles from Junction 19 of the M6. So it is convenient for business people working in the North West. It allows tourist-minded people easy access to Warrington, Liverpool and Manchester.
* Meeting Facilities
* Secretarial Services
* Internet access
* TV & Video hire
* Flip Chart/blackboard
Nearest Motorway or Main Road, M6
Junction No., 19 - 8 km
Airport, Manchester - International - 18 km
Airport, Liverpool - Speke - 20 km
Nearest Port/Ferry crossing, Liverpool - 20 km
Nearest Major Train Station, Northwich - 1.5 km
Nearest Local Train Station, Hartford - 1.5 km
Nearest Coach/Bus Station, Northwich - 0.25 km
Local Taxi Company, Station Cars - 0.25 km
Tel No. of Taxi Company, 01606 44442 - 0.25 km
Anderton Boat lift (3 km) - Unique lift which raises/lowers boats 60feet from the River Weaver to the canal – actually very interesting!
Cheshire Oaks (18 km) - Designer village full of fashion shops selling all the latest gear at huge discounts.
Chester Zoo (18 km)
** Most unique feature: Mooring facilities**
** Please note: This is no longer part of Quality Hotels/Choice Hotels **
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:
Directions: From J19 follow A556 for Northwich then signs to Town Centre. In town centre follow brown/white tourist signs marked QUALITY HOTEL.
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